Known as Project Crystal by her builder, this 124 metre yacht’s name was unveiled as Katara upon her launch. Katara, hull number 13656, was built by the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen and spent her first full season in the Caribbean. She has one helipad and carries both her tenders and her SOLAS rescue boats in davits port and starboard. She flies a Qatari flag and her home port is Doha, which means her name is more likely a translation of the word for “celebration” than a reference to the female waterbender in the film, Avatar, although that works, too. She likely belongs to the new young emir.
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KATARA is a 124.4 m Motor Yacht, built in Germany by Lurssen and delivered in 2010.
Her top speed is 20.0 kn and her cruising speed is 15.0 kn and her power comes from two MTU diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 34 guests, with 95 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 7922.0 GT and a 19.5 m beam.
She was designed by Espen Oeino International, who has designed 54 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database.
The naval architecture was developed by Lurssen, who has architected 64 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database, and the interior of the yacht was designed by Alberto Pinto, who has 23 other superyacht interiors designed in the BOAT Pro database - she is built with a Teak deck, a Steel hull, and Aluminium superstructure.
KATARA is in the top 5% by LOA in the world. She is one of 57 motor yachts longer than 100m, and, compared to similarly sized motor yachts, her volume is 728.59 GT above the average.
KATARA is registered under the Qatar flag (along with a total of other 28 yachts)